A writing system is any way of visually representing what is said or communicated. While both writing and speech are useful in conveying messages, writing is seen as a more reliable form of information storage and a way of transferring information.

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writing system, also called a script, is used to visually record a language with symbols. The oldest kind of writing was pictographic or ideographical. Later developments brought logographic systemssyllabaries and alphabets


Système d’écriture – une manière d’enregistrer visuellement une langue à l’aide de symboles. La plus ancienne forme d’écriture était pictographique ou idéographique. Les développements successifs ont donné naissance aux systèmes logographiques, aux syllabaires et aux alphabets. 

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The birth of writing! – History of Writing Systems #2 (Pictographs in a cave)